Post-departure Sessions

Post Arrival issues for Study Abroad Students:

Nivedita Overseas Education  Consultancy provides assistance even after the student reaches to his dream country. It is extremely important to feel comfortable in the completely undiscovered and new destination.


  • Our auxiliary services pertaining to studies abroad include travel assistance, accommodation assistance, forex, insurance cover.
  • We make sure that you feel at ease once you land into your dream university with our value added services.
  • You can also benefit from our alumni network already studying in numerous universities who help you understand the lifestyle and culture and get accustomed to the life overseas.
  • Our counsellors, many with first-hand experience, will help you choose the best option out of our tried & tested resources with regards to airport pick-ups, accommodation, insurance, foreign exchange, medical provisions, part-time jobs etc.
  • We provide airport pickup, travel and other immediate arrangements like setting up accounts or getting phone cards once you are there.

  • Seminars and events are also organized from time-to-time for the same purpose. It includes an explanation on immigration process, information about a student’s life in foreign countries, a chance to talk to the alumni members returned from studies abroad, an introduction to services useful to overseas students and also a meeting with other students going abroad for higher studies. All these help to ensure that you are well settled at the University.



Pre-departure Support:

After having secured your admission and visa, you are getting ready fly to the country where you going to settle in the new country without any difficulties and  pursue your studies abroad.

We are well aware that pre-departure orientation sessions are very important for your studies abroad to your success. We are committed to serve you at every step of your study abroad journey.Our counsellors are more supportive  hosting pre-departure briefings then and there to help you  navigate personal and cultural growth and  prepare for life in your new country.

Our counsellors provide all information to you  about the institutions of your ongoing studies  and their responsibilities in taking care of  your health , facilities and other needs 

In our pre-departure briefings , you will be knowing a lot of information  issues you are going to encounter in the new country You will be informed about the cultural differences you may conflict with the locals, the appropriate behaviour and decorum to be  maintained, medical and emergency protocol  to be followed.  You will be  briefed about the location of basic utilities, book stores, and safe entertainment venues around the campus. We also inform students about essential banking details and calling cards which they will be in need on an immediate basis.

The pre-departure briefing is a complete information package that ensures the student  sensitized towards the country they are going to. It aims to make the students self-sufficient and empower them to survive in a new part of the world.

Insights into the local culture

Since we provide you with all the information about the local culture and customs , this knowledge  will help you interact with your new classmates and faculty members  more effectively.

Student life in your new country

When you study overseas, you will be able to mingle with your peers and  adjust to a new learning environment, where there are  different learning styles, classroom environments and expectations.

Pre Departure Checklist for International Students:

Health Related Things to carry / to do for study abroad:

  1. Full body check-up: Treatments are very expensive in the US, in particular Dental and Eye Care.
  2. Immunisation:Each university has its own list of mandatory vaccinations, so check that out and start early.
  3. Insurance: Student health insurance is a requirement for studying in universities abroad. A student health insurance can be obtained from an Indian insurance company as well as from your university. Getting it from India can save you a lot of money, as much as 80% in some cases.
    Medicines:Get as many basic medicines as possible. Some of them are expensive in the US. Here is a list of some basic tablets that you should carry:
    • Cold, Fever – Crocin
    • Body Pain – Crocin
    • Indigestion, Gastric Problems – Gelucil, Zinetac
    • Throat Infection – Erythromycin
    • Allergies – Avil .25
    • Vomiting – Avomine
    • Tooth-Ache – Combiflam
    • Cold, Headache – Amurtanjan, Crocin, Vicks
    • Stomach Pain – Cyclopam
    • Sprain – Esgypyrin

Study abroad to-do list and information about luggage allowance for students:

  1. Total linear dimensions of each check-in bag should not exceed 158 cm (62 inches). Total weight must not exceed 23 kg (50 pound). Again, this varies from flight to flight but anything around 23 kg should do good for you.
  2. You are allowed to carry one hand baggage, plus a briefcaselaptop, purse. Maximum weight of hand baggage should not exceed a certain limit, usually 5 to 10 kg.
  3. If you are traveling with a group of friends, you can share your luggage with someone who is under limit.
  4. The most preferred brands for suitcases are: American TouristerSamsoniteand VIP
  5. VIPis the cheapest but quality isn’t the best. American Tourister is mid-range but the quality is very good. Samsonite is very expensive.
  6. There is hardly any difference between hard and soft cases. Stick to soft ones as hard ones get easily scratched too.
  7. Transportation Security Administration(TSA) locks are a must.
  8. To protect yourself from loss of luggage and accidents, make sure you have a travel insurance cover..

Study abroad checklist for clothes and apparel to carry :

  1. Take a few extra pairs of clothes with you as finding a laundry or washing them will be difficult till you settle down in the apartment
  2. Carry location specific clothes since the same country can offer you a wide variation in climate. Know more about the weather conditions..
  3. Blankets (only if you don’t get sleep without it), bed sheets and covers. You may completely skip this point if your luggage is exceeding the weight limit.
  4. Don’t forget to carry your toiletries.

To-do list and essentials to carry for cooking and food:

  1. Learn to cook essentials like dal, rice, chapati and vegetables. Things to include:

    1. Pressure cookerof 3 to 7 litres
    2. Masala and spices.
    3. Carry some ready to cook foodin case of emergency
    4. Rest of the items like rice, dal, vegetables, spoons, knives, plates, cups, and bowls are easily available abroad. Do not pack them.
    5. Pack a lot of homemade food that lasts for the first few weeks (like thepla) as it comes handy in the early days.


Electronics and gadgets to carry for study abroad:

  1. Electronics are usually cheaper in the US but you may take them from India, if you want:

    1. External Hard Drive Disk and Laptop: If you have your own laptop, pack it. You may sell it later. Many Universities have specific requirements with respect to laptops. Make sure to check with them.
    2. Indian to US plug/adapter: Carry a couple of these adapters to power the electronics that you are carrying from India and to save you from a culture shock.

Books to carry for study abroad:

  1. Talk to the seniors in your university and carry only the important books from India. Get some fundamental books for revision.

Documents to be carried for study abroad

    1. University Documents
      1. University specific letters like admits, aid, forms.
      2. Original transcripts
      3. I-20
      4. Syllabus copies
      5. Immunisation documents (specific to university)
      6. SEVIS fee receipt
    2. Travel and ID documents
      1. Passport photocopy
      2. VISA photocopy
      3. Air Ticket
    3. Educational Documents
      1. Original marksheets
      2. Attested marksheets
      3. Degree certificate
      4. Final year project report
      5. Recommendation letters
      6. GRE and TOEFL marksheet

Foreign currency to carry for study abroad:

      1. Most students carry about $1000 in currency and the rest can be taken in loaded forex cards. Carry some loose change for calling and eating/drinking during travelling.
      2. Forex cards are preferentially priced so consider carrying most of your money on the forex card.
      3. For tuition fee, it is best to wire the money directly to the university. 


      Banking and foreign exchange

      One of the first things on your to-do list when you arrive in your new study country will be setting up a bank account. Having a local bank account will ensure that you have easy access to your money to pay for your accommodation, tuition fees and living expenses, and will allow your employer to deposit pay into your account if you choose to work.

      Working while you study and advice on internships

      Working while you study in Australia can help complement your study and living experience. We’ll discuss how to stay within the rules of your student visa and give you some tips on finding a good student job … plus, much more practical guidance and support.




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